Hemodialysis infection prevention

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Intravenous news: APIC report “In an effort to establish universally accepted best practices for protecting patients undergoing hemodialysis, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has published a Guide to the Elimination of Infections in Hemodialysis. Following cardiovascular disease, infection is the second largest cause of death for hemodialysis patients.

The Guide was developed by healthcare professionals responsible for infection prevention in acute care, ambulatory and home hemodialysis settings. With input from infection preventionists, dialysis technicians and dialysis nurses, the Guide presents effective and actionable steps to reduce the risk of infection and protect patients.”

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